Castaway’s beach the proud ‘launching pad’ for MES Fiji’s Turtle Release

June 29, 2012 was a very exciting day on Castaway Island, Fiji.

We celebrated with our friends from the Mamanuca Environment Society the completion of their turtle project by releasing 3 turtles from the shores of Castaway back into their natural habitat.

The release was after years of in-depth study into turtles in an effort to ensure their survival in Fiji. The study included research into their habitats, breeding, handling and best practice implemention for their conservation.

Turtles have long been a ‘delicacy’ for many local Fijians. It is only after MES Fiji’s efforts has the threat to their survival been highlighted and addressed.

Below is a picture of the release compliments of  Shalendra Prasad – The Jet Newspaper.

May all turtles swim in our beautiful waters for years to come. Vinaka!

More Information –

ABOUT MES FIJI:  MES Fiji is an active environment society passionately committed to protecting the stunning marine and terrestrial environment of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. The organisation is funded entirely through generous sponsorship and help from founding members. If you would like to become a sponsor or member you can get involved by contacting them HERE.




Who LOVES Holidays With Kids? We do! We’re in the Top 10…again!

BULA! Exciting news just in! Castaway Fiji has been included in  Holidays with Kids Top Ten Best Resorts for Families list!

Just when we returned to ground after the excitement and euphoria of being included in this TOP 10 list in 2011, we’re now excited again to be included in the 2012 list!

We thank family travel magazine Holidays with Kids and their readers for voting. We consider this award to be one of the most special of all to win because the votes are by you – not a judging panel.

We do our very best to keep our island’s services and facilities up to date and in tip top shape for all types of holiday makers – in particular our families who return year after year. Our new Nuku Marau pool and extensive 2012 refurbishments offers testimony to this.

We’re humbled to know our extended family think we’re worthy of such an amazing accolade.

Vinaka again to all who voted.

Lolomas – Your Castaway Family!










Steven, Dawn and Daniel

Changing of the guard at Castaway Island, Fiji


For immediate release 24 May 2012



Long time Castaway Island Resort Manager, Dawn Wakeham announced her retirement plans earlier this year.  Ms Wakeham will retire from her role as Resort Manager on 27 May, the very same day that she joined the popular island resort some fifteen years ago.

‘Dawn’s cumulative record of accomplishments over the years is testament to her dedication and professionalism’, Castaway’s Chairman & CEO, Geoffrey N Shaw, said  ‘what makes Dawn special to me is her character and compassion as a person. She is one who truly leads by example and is held in high regard by our Castaway family, travel industry partners and our many returnee guests’ he said.

“I’m going to miss my Castaway family very much, however I feel the time is right to hand over the reigns to a very capable and invigorated team” Ms Wakeham said.

Steven Andrews who has been with Castaway Island for seven years as Manager Operations and more recently Acting Resort Manager, seamlessly transitions to the Resort Manager’s role on 28 May. Steven has gained a wealth of experience during his time at Castaway and prior to that at Jean Michel Cousteau Resort. Importantly, over the years Steven has forged strong and lasting relationships with industry colleagues and Castaway’s many returnee guests.

To complete the new management structure, Castaway Island welcomed Daniel Roy to the role of Operations Manager early this year. Daniel also brings a wealth of experience from his various industry roles and for over six years with Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, most recently as Front Office Manager.

Mr Shaw added ‘Both Dawn and I have every confidence and faith in Steven and Daniel leading our capable team. Together with the support of our senior management and resort staff, the spirit of Castaway endures.’

As a long term Australian investor committed to Fiji hospitality, Geoffrey Shaw continues to show confidence in the capabilities of local people by the appointment and succession plan of senior personnel at Castaway Island, Fiji

Castaway Island, Fiji is one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of Fiji and featuring 66 individual thatched bures.

For further information contact Karen Marvell, Sales and Marketing Manager


Steven, Dawn and Daniel

Steven, Dawn and Daniel

LTM Awards - Best Overseas Family Resort and Best Overseas Resort Finalists

That’s GOLD! Our Fiji Resort has won more awards…Yippeee!

News just in!! The current issue of Luxury Travel Magazine’s Autumn issue (#50: Apr/May/Jun) includes the results of the annual Gold List Awards – and we’re in it!

CASTAWAY ISLAND, FIJI has made the Gold List in the following 2012 Gold List Award categories:


About the awards…

Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards are one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys ever undertaken by an Australian magazine and are widely accepted as Australia’s premier travel awards.

The awards are the result of a survey in which tens of thousands of Luxury Travel Magazine’s subscribers and readers are asked to nominate the world’s best hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, golf courses, airlines and destinations, over 33 individual categories.

This means so much to us because it is a result of real guests voting for our little resort island paradise. If you buy Luxury Travel Magazine and voted for us we offer you many humble Vinakas.
Needless to say we are excited and STUNNED – again!
Lolomas and regards,
The Castaway Vuvale.
LTM Awards - Best Overseas Family Resort and Best Overseas Resort Finalists

LTM Awards – Best Overseas Family Resort and Best Overseas Resort Finalists

Tripadvisor Award - Castaway Fiji - Resort Awards

Castaway Island, Fiji one of the top resorts in Fiji – TripAdvisor 2012

Our little Fiji Resort, Castaway Fiji, is in the Top 10 Travellers’ choice list for South Pacific Resorts!

Being in the Top 10 List in 2011 was exciting enough! Now we’ve done it again.

The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

“With the help of millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels with the Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “Recognizing the best of the best based on traveler feedback and reviews, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers’ Choice winners.”

Vinaka to all the generous people who leave lovely comments on TripAdvisor about Castaway Fiji. This honour would not be possible without you.

Vinaka and Lolomas,


The Castaway Family



Weather Update!!! – As at Wednesday 4 April, 2012

We’re back to normal! Smoooooooth sailing!

Castaway Island, Fiji is pleased to report that all resort operations are normal.

We sustained no damage as a result of the recent adverse weather conditions you may have been hearing about on the news.

Resort transfers from the mainland to Castaway Island are operating to schedule.

As always, we have plenty of beautiful food, clean drinking water, miles of smiles from our Castaway family of staff and the waters are warm and calm.

You should have no need to be concerned that your holiday vacation will be adversely impacted in any way as a result of the weather in the last two days of March and 01 April, 2012.

We invite you to visit our Castaway webcam to see for yourself and we look forward to seeing you on our shores soon!



The Castaway Family


Castaway Fiji Resort Refurbishment - Malua Adult Pool

2012 Resort Refurbishment

We did it!

Lolomas and happy tears flowed as our five week refurbishment came to an end.

The new ‘Malua’, or ‘quiet pool’, adjoining bar and Jacuzzi are designed for adult enjoyment and will be the most obvious improvement to the eye. However this redevelopment represented only 30% of the entire project undertaken during the five week closure.  Gentle, natural enhancements to the resort’s major common areas have added new space and enhanced facilities to ensure our guests enjoy holiday fun and relaxation for many more years to come.

After a lot of market intelligence (i.e. listening to your valued opinions!) we realised the need for two separate pool areas – one pool designed for quiet adult enjoyment, perfect for relaxation-hungry adults and a family pool for fun and laughter in a safe, friendly environment – and the outcome is spectacular, delivering two new and distinctly different pool areas.

Some highlights…

The central ‘Malua’ pool designed for quiet adult enjoyment

  • Overall depth 1.3m to 2.6m fresh water pool
  • 25m lap swim and turn capability
  • Jacuzzi designed for adult use
  • Swim-up bar and in-pool conversation area
  • Tiled in natural stone
  • Tropical landscaping amongst pool lounges and umbrellas

The ‘Nuku Marau’ pool, bar & grill designed for family swimming, fun and dining

  • 20m fresh water pool
  • Graduated depth 0.3m to 1.4m
  • Waterfall and water arch features
  • Tiled in natural stone
  • Massive sails providing shady surrounds
  • A great bar & grill – mocktails, cocktails and changing menu specialties

We’ve also refurbished our iconic Sundowner Bar and made substantial enhancements to our dining and back of house areas.

And this three million dollar project was completed in just five weeks!

Again, HUGE VINAKAS for your patience over this period.

Take a peek at some of the awesome photos below…

For further information, contact our Sales and Marketing Manager Karen Marvell –

Guest Testimonials since the refurbishment…

“We arrived with our kids and our 4 grandchildren aged 7 to 15 and were all so excited, the water taxi driver wondered why we were all jumping up and down.  We could immediately see the wonderful changes, but in a subtle way.  Everything seemed to look more sleek and whilst its the same Castaway we love, there seemed to be a different feel about the island.  The lighting in the new adult pool and the surrounding landscaping is just exceptional.  It’s as though the top of the water is illuminated.  It has a totally different ambience without taking the feeling of friendliness away.”


I’m in the hospitality industry and understand the constraints of access and time to make change; its just amazing what they’ve achieved at Castaway in such an isolated environment in just 5 weeks.  They’ve just excelled themselves.  None of the staff did the work they normally do.  Chefs were mixing concrete, band members were laying fibreglass on tanks, housekeepers were re-potting plants and everyone was helping out with the laboring or gardening and so on.  I’ve really enjoyed talking to the staff and asking them what part of Castaway did they improve.  The staff are so proud of what they have done.  We couldn’t stop saying ‘wow look at this’ as we walked around the resort and saw all the improvements, especially the stunning new pool.


There’s 100s of Fiji Resorts to choose from – So why do travellers choose Castaway?

We’ve been blown away AGAIN by our amazing friends on Facebook.

As an island that hosts many return guests we strive to ensure we’re doing everything we can for them. We want to not only enhance our services and facilities as the years go by but also to continue to offer the things our guests were first attracted to – the things they now love the most about us:)

We like to always find out ways we can improve or things we need to keep the same by asking the people who know us best – our guests – who become part of our growing family.

So we asked the question on our Facebook page “what was the motivation to choose Castaway Island for your holiday vacation the first time you ever came to the resort.” 

With so many Fiji Resorts to book, your final choice can be daunting. To make it easy for you here’s just over 100 reasons to choose Castaway:) Vinaka!

You were one of 3 resorts we stayed at. Our travel agent recommended all 3 resorts. We’re hoping to come back next May and spend all of our time with you instead of multiple resorts. We always recommend you when anyone asks where to stay.


Word of mouth. My brother goes every year and we have been twice with the third in the cards for November and we tell EVERYONE how special it is. Our main love is the people and being able to get straight of the boat/helicopter/plane and feel relaxed IMMEDIATELY. I also love the freedom that the kids have and knowing that they are looked after while being able to explore. Perfect for every family!!!! 10 out of 10.


your incredibly beautiful beach – amazing


My husbands family have been there many times since he was little. What a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon! Will definitely be back with the family !


We asked a friend who had stayed at the resort and he said it was just amazing. After staying at castaway for 10 days I have to agree, best holiday we have had and wonderful for our eldest daughter. Can’t wait to bring our new daughter soon hopefully.


My daughter took me to castaway for my 50th birthday, she had been before. We had an awesome time!! Will be coming back. 😉


We were actually recommended another island, but after looking at photos online and knowing that our daughter could go to Kid’s club at an earlier age (on her own), we decided on Castaway. Two trips in two years later – we have no regrets and no desire to try anywhere else!


Fell in love through a travel voucher, then travel agent recommended your resort very highly. Made the most amazing holiday with my sister for her 30th! I cant wait to get back to you!


Travel brochure & agent, followed by reviews on Trip Advisor. Also that you had nannies that would take our little one to kids club. We will be back next year!! A two year gap is way to long


Island with great activities for a teenage boy – snorkeling, fishing, diving, surfing and all inclusive meal option. Plus the photos on the website made the island and resort look amazing.


It was the heli combo package with The Outrigger that attracted my sisters and I We loved Castaway!


Word of mouth. The manager of the Qantas First lounge in SYD said he had been to Fiji 14 times. The last 11 to Castaway!


Three different friends recommended then our decision was cemented by Tripadvisor! We are telling anyone who will listen and planning our next visit :0)


recommendations by friends!! Better than expected!


Back in 2000 my wife and I met on castaway while we were both attending a wedding, we’ve been back 5 times since and coming again in July. We’ve been lots of other places in Fiji but castaway is the best especially for the kids.



Word of mouth. We went back to Qalito in 2011 – first time since 1981 – and we were not disappointed!


A day visit to the Island. We were staying at Treasure and visited with the TI Kids Club, after this visit it was where I wanted to come next time, we have now been two years running and have just booked 15 nights for this year!. My wife had also stayed in Castaway when she was a kid.


Recommended by a friend—We visited for 13yrs straight when our kids were little. How the kids loved to see big Mary & little Mary & Mr Jack waiting for them when we arrived. We are now planning to bring our grandchildren for a holiday.

Our travel agent recommended Castaway and she was right xxx


A friend’s recommendation – then trip advisor confirmed it for us. Our friend’s raved about the nannies, kids club and the facilities. After our recent January break – we had the most amazing time and have vowed to come back!


I think the Holidays with Kids website/mag was our first warm clue tho…


You were one of 3 resorts we stayed at. Our travel agent recommended all 3 resorts. We’re hoping to come back next May and spend all of our time with you instead of multiple resorts. We always recommend you when anyone asks where to stay.


My husband and I came for our Honeymoon in 1999, we picked Castaway from the travel brochure, looked nice. We have taken our children there, I’ve been three times. I’ve recommended it to family as well, can’t imagine going to another Fiji Island. See you in December!!


Brochure that showed the amazing water and then great reviews on Trip Advisor… See you in September for our second stay



“Snorkelling off the beach” review & recommendation on Trip Advisor won me over, and i was not disappointed! Going back for my dive course 🙂


Saw a poster on the wall inside our travel agents (Wyong Travel Planners) & she recommended Castaway as she had travelled to quite a few different locations in Fiji. And we were sooo happy that we took her advice, we had a fantastic time & can’t wait to return.


Our travel agent had visited your beautiful island and recommended it to us. We are so thankful for her advice, and have visited twice more since our original holiday, and hope to return again in the future. Castaway is my favourite place in the world, even after an extended holiday to UK and Europe.


Travel agent highly recommended Castaway from personal experience.


We visited Fiji ten years ago but stayed at another island. Before we got to our island however we first stopped at castaway to drop off people there. We thought it looked so beautiful that we had to go back someday… Ten years later we did!


Recommended by a friend who have been lots of time- being a travel agent Myself i wanted to go for years and now have – one of few islands in fiji that i now recommend:)


Travel agent. I described what we were looking for after staying at the mainland a few times and they (flight centre) suggested Castaway to us. Now we are returning In August and Always tell our friends who are looking for the perfect holiday to go straight to Castaway. We can’t wait til August:) see you then x


Recommended by friend who honeymooned there, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there last March and looooved it, can’t wait to bring the kids there one day.


Recommended by a friend – then did stacks of research online – castaway had the best reviews with people always going back. Going back in September for our third time!


Recommended by friends and clients. Because the food is so good and the service excellent it’s not too big and not too small people can’t help recommending you. Keep the magical mix and we will keep spreading the word.


A friend and then Tripadvisor with all the glowing reports. All 100% true!


Friend recommended another resort that they had been to many times. I researched it and came across castaway on tripadvisor. The reviews swung me over and I am glad they did. The best holiday I can remember where I met new friends and I hope to return sooner rather than later.


Stayed on a small island for our honeymoon (Daydream Island in Whitsundays). Wanted to revisit for our 25th anniversary but it had become “modernised ” and was now just another big hotel resort 🙁 So Googled fiji islands, then booked through My Fiji travel agents. Was looking for a true fijian holiday, with huts and small and intimate, not just some hotel resort.Saw your web page and fell in love with it! Then we booked for our 25th wedding anniversary and loved it so much, we can’t wait to come again, hopefully soon. We tell everyone how wonderful it is ! Please do not ever change !!


Our first trip to Fiji was in 1997 with our then teen-age daughters. We took a Blue Lagoon cruise and then spent some time on the Coral Coast. The wonderful Kiwis and Aussies we met on the Blue Lagoon told us how great Castaway was. We booked the very next year and kept coming back year after year!


Recommended by friends. We loved it and have been back again and hoping to come again later this year!


Came from Mana on a day trip to visit my sister in law, didn’t want to go back to Mana!!!! So the next time we came to fiji it was definately Castaway. Far superior, staff, grounds, layout, kids club, the casualness of it all. Lovely, and we’ll be back 3rd year in a row….roll on May!


Lynnaire Monnery (NZ’s best travel agent – she is meticulous in her planning/details) recommends you to all – and we’re so grateful that she did, we loved our stay.


Recommendation ………… And we’ll be back!


recomendation by friends


Research, lonely planet guide, reviews couldn’t fault the island, & when I voiced my choice to travel agents they all said, oh yes great choice! that’s why we first came, it was 2008 & I sooo want to come back!! Hopefully next year!


travel agent for our honey moon…


First came when I was 10 and remember it being the best holiday. Became a travel agent and came back on an educational in 1999, Lingo showed us a good time! Been back the last 8 years with my own family and the kids cry everytime we leave! It truly is the most relaxing holiday….the staff are amazing, it’s like they’re welcoming you into their home. The food is exceptional, thanks Chef! As a travel agent I always sway people’s decisions to go to Castaway but often have issues with availability cause you have to book months in advance. I really should be exploring other places but when you’re onto a good thing you can stop – it’s addictive. See you all in September!


once while we were in Fiji we went on an island hoping trip and visited Castaway and asked our travel agent about it, so some recommendation as well.


A school friend posted photos and raved about her 3rd visit and the fact that she had immediately rebooked for next new years. A few days later and after about 10 Facebook messages were exchanged between us, I had booked for this Xmas/new years as well. Your repeat customers are your most incredible asset and they advertise for free!


Researched for about a year on net and trip advisor. The big draw card for us was hygiene as we had heard stories from food poisoning in other parts of Fiji. The fact that chef lance seemed to be introducing a more organic menu along with modern food preparation was a big draw card as it seemed castaway was making big advances over any other island. Also the de-salination plant enabling to drink the islands water. Trip advisor reviews were better than any other island, and it seemed the best place to take children. Small enough but also a bit classier than the others. We came for our first trip last year and are booked in again this year, it’s the best holiday we’ve been on, special family time where we can’t find anywhere else. Keep up the great work. I too have done the whitsundays and it or the ocean does not compare to Fiji. The happiness of the people x


Went to our travel agent, told her we wanted to go to Fiji. Castaway was the first word out of her mouth and we have. Even back every year since. See you in November.
It’s 30 years ago that we first went to Castaway. I seem to remember we were staying at Plantation and did a boat trip to Castaway, and decided next time it would be Castaway.
Yeah castaway had best reviews and we had the best time there and yes we are comming back there soon we most liked no tv no radio just the island feeling Ty see u soon
came with my parents 20 yrs ago, now return as often as we can with my own family. We tell everyone who asks about where to go in Fiji about beautiful Castaway!!
Our friend said it was beautiful! Simple as that
For us it was the travel brochure and a recommendation from a friend. Now we can’t stop talking about it and look forward to returning again.
We were recommended by a travel agent friend…was a great recommendation…will do my best to come back! Loved it there, and your island loved us too…it cried (rained) as we were leaving on the boat!
Recommended by friend who had been many years over. Now half a dozen have gone there again and again from our recommendation. Can’t beat word of mouth.
We were there in 2008 for our honeymoon; I knew I wanted Fiji so it in touch with our local Fiji island travel agents with tokoriki in mind. They recommended castaway due to our love of the beach 🙂 best decision ever!
Just back from our 2nd trip to Castaway. We originally went there in 2002 based on a Fiji island travel brochure. It indicated that Castaway had all the features we wanted. It was correct!! a wonderful holiday venue. I’ve since recommended Castaway to many others. Keep up the good work guys…. and good luck for the renovations. Vinaka!!!
trip advisor – children seem to be well catered for
First stayed on Castaway in 1999 because my husband had stayed there as a child and have now been back 9 times. Fantastic holiday and I cry every time we leave to come home!!! Miss all our Castaway Family and love you heaps ?
We keep coming back because Castaway is THE BEST
The kids ( teenagers) love it
Our friends and family loved it when we got married at Castaway in 2010
Lance and teams food is amazing
Great snorkeling – right off the beach
Lovely staff lovely people
The staff are great w little kids and the teens and kids o all ages seem to make mates to hang out with
No Tv!!
Lovely beach and a commitment to the environment
Good clean facilities
Lots options or hammock time!!
We have been 4 times and saving again for 2013.
We highly recommend it!!
For us, We stopped to pick up guests on the ferry, after staying at another resort, and decided at that point to take a holiday at Castaway. It looked so inviting from the boat..
Combination of Trip Advisor reviews, Travel Agent advice, your Website and the fact we could have a Family Bure ie separate room for the kids. I think a lot of resorts would benefit from more Family Rooms/Bures – not everyone wants to share with their kiddies 🙂 We have been twice to Castaway and I have recommended to many friends
Family recommended staying there, after enjoying Castaway themselves for over 5 years
We used to stay at the Outrigger (also fantastic but completely different), then we starting combining the 2 Resorts…….but for the past 4 years its just been all about Castaway…..I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Fiji, I can’t wait to get back for 16 nights in paradise……see you very soon 🙂
Consistently had great feed back on Trip Advisor. We knew there would be no regrets!
Read an article in Travel section of Sunday Mail and then checked TripAdvisor – don’t go anywhere without checking ratings on TripAdvisor!
Recommended by friends…..trying to come back with them again. Fingers crossed.
First time we came was from a Travel Agent recommendation, anytime after that was due to the fact Castaway is the best… Food, people, accommodation ect…..
Hi we were recommended Castaway by friends who had been their on a day visit. We had our first trip in 2010 with our son and their family. Last year we came back again with another family of 4 in tow. This year we will be back for our third trip and we are bring the same group but with 3 extra adults. We loved it so much we tell everyone that they need to visit you. Can’t wait till end of May when we get to share your lovely island and become part of your family.
One of our extra’s on this trip is gluten free and I have assured him that he will have plenty of food choice – even the sushi! Especially if soya sauce not used to bind the rice.
My family and I are going to have our 3rd year in a row at castaway island, we chose your beautiful island as I had been many times with my family when I was a child. They were the best holidays I ever had and could not wait to bring my own family there! We will be there in november and this year my brother and his family will be joining us! You have the best location, the best staff by far, the best food (go lance) the best cocktail maker (Katrina), the best rooms and an all round feeling if being in a second home! Where else can you form friendships with staff and they actually remember your name when you come back year after year!  There is no better place, castaway = perfection!
Recommendations from friends who wanted us to share some time with them in paradise. We’ve since brought along another family too.
Recommendations by numerous friends. A friend of ours, Diane Lanz is the Australian promoter and is a great walking, talking advertisement for Castaway. I think most of Northern Sydney is buzzing over Castaway – and it’s well worth it too!
We are from Sydney and comming with another family from Melbourne my girl friend and I checked the nett for island both came up with castaway because we did not want 3 star or 5 star the trip advisor was very help full then when booking we could get meal deal and with chef lance there the food was 5 star wonderful staff 1off the best holidays we only seen kids at meal times thank you.
Trip advisor, great packages
Travel agent in way back in 1982, looking forward to our first trip back with my daughter this June.
we tried to get onto another island 7 years ago and it was booked out so we went to castaway instead.What a great thing that was as we have been back every year since Vinaka Castaway x
Actually – just wanted to add. We always recommend Castaway to friends…those that use Trip Advisor always ask about the food because there are some bad reviews re food on there and my answer is always the same – I can’t imagine how there would be bad reviews about the food on Castaway – it is fabulous, fresh and the water is great. It makes me wonder if some of those ‘reviews’ are a bit dodgy! Luckily people listen to me and book anyway 😉
 I previously did an island hop 10 years ago when staying on another island & year before last my sister & family went to island & raved about it… always wanted to go & sister just added to incentive.. LOVED IT
recommended by friends and family
Firstly, we saw Castaway in a travel brochure, and then we were sold on the place. We had two daughters, you had staff who loved kids. You had a beautiful island, we lived in a city. We came, and returned and returned and returned for a period covering almost 28 years. We fell in love not only with Castaway, but with the Castaway Family, many of whom are still on the island. We brought our friends, our sons-in-law our grandson. Castaway gave us its heart and in return we lost ours. Vinaka Castaway for the best holiday destination in the entire world. Our daughters became travel agents and in turn recommended Castaway to many other people who have since experienced a barefoot island where cares are forgotten and dreams really do come true. We have watched the changes take place and are still doing do so. We will come back again one day to Qalito…..
Friend went and raved about it so much we had it experience it ourselves we did in March last year and we will be returning in March this year. When you tell people you have been to Castaway Island they have either been or want to go. It was such a Fantastic Family holiday, Looking so forward to our week on Castaway in March
Recommended by a friend who goes every year. We had the most amazing time on castaway. Loved it so much we are coming back this November.
Recommendation from travel agent trip adviser raved about the food which finally sold us also that rooms sleep a family of 5 was a winner for us and the vowel renewal package we had a ball will be back again and again love castaway also like eating in a five star resteraunt for breakfast lunch and diner.
Friends wanted to go, but weren’t able as you were booked. Then the travel agent recommended you as well. We are planning our second trip!
Friends, Travel agent, and family all recommend Castaway. We in turn recommend to all our friends
Trip Advisor and then the back up of that from the travel agent
Our first trip was on recommendation from our best friends who had stayed at Castaway, one of them is also a travel agent. From our wonderful we have since returned with our children and I did check on Tripadvisor how it was rated, excellent of course. We will definitely be back, it was a wonderful family holiday. 🙂
Hi, we booked our first trip (honeymoon) back in 2006 because we saw your Dive Centre was a 5 Star PADI centre with a good reputation. We were there last year and now as a promise to ourselves we will now be coming every two years! Vinaka Castaway!



Castaway is an allergy-aware resort! Great news for those suffering from food allergies.

The Resort’s menus cater very well for those who suffer food intolerances.

Most menus are gluten-free as standard, plus there are plenty of GF options – including Pizza, breakfast pancakes/bread/cereals, pasta and more!   Many people with CD (Coeliac Disease) and gluten/wheat intolerances enjoy our food .

Read more about our menus here…

Our Chef, Lance Seeto, is currently writing a book on the Fijian lifestyle and diet. The resort kitchen’s have benefited from this research as he sources some of the best local and Australian organic and toxin-free produce in the world.  He is also in contact with one of the top immunologists on Coeliac Disease, Professor Bob Anderson at Melbourne’s Eliza Hall Institute who has helped him understand why it would be rare for native Fijians to develop CD and has explained there has been an increase in CD diagnoses in recent years.

Contact the resort via email if you have any further queries on our Allergy-Aware Menus. Vinaka!




Bula! Please find below the terms and conditions for our latest Facebook Offer. If you’re wanting to book please contact our reservations team on island direct –

* Resort Credit of F$400 per bure available to Castaway Facebook Fans making a new booking to stay in March 2012  (conditions apply)

* One credit per bure applies per stay

* Must arrive to check-in between 3 March and 31 March, 2012 but stay can roll over into April, 2012

* Minimum seven (7) nights stay in any bure category

* Valid for new reservations only made on or after 21 January, 2012

* Credit may be used for any purchases on island including food, beverage, activities and boutique

* No cash refund for unused credit

* To redeem offer, email to request your accommodation and quote “Facebook 4000”.

* Confirmed reservations made on or after 21 January, 2012 may be handed over to your travel agent

* Credit does not apply to bookings made prior to 21 January, 2012